...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Baiba Skride, Daniel Müller-Schott  & Xavier de Maistre

13 February 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Chamber Music, So Close

Baiba Skride, Daniel Müller-Schott & Xavier de Maistre

Ibert: Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Fauré: Impromptu for Harp in D-flat major, Op. 86
Renié: Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp

Baiba Skride (violin), Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Xavier de Maistre (harp)

This recital features a violin, cello and harp, individually, in pairs and as a trio. Trio, the first production of the evening, was written by Jacques Ibert specifically for this unusual line-up. Ibert was one of a minority of 20th-century composers who did not write excessively dramatic ‘audience-scaring’ works. He endowed French music with witty, light melodies that could be categorized as more or less Neoclassical but that sometimes did touch on more profound themes. Ravel’s four-movement duo is a sparse chamber work for just two string instruments. After the intermission, Gabriel Fauré’s Impromptu is performed by French harpist Xavier de Maistre. The concert closes with Henriette Renié’s Trio, when the harpist is rejoined by the Latvian violinist Baiba Skride and the German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott. All three artists have won numerous prizes at competitions – Skride is a former winner of the Queen Elisabeth violin prize – and are much sought after as soloists.




Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 800, 3 900

Season ticket:

Chamber Music, So Close Spring 2019